Travis Scott and Live Nation Reportedly Settle All But One Astroworld Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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A live performance from Travis Scott, who’s settled nearly all the wrongful death lawsuits filed over the Astroworld tragedy. Photo Credit: Frank Schwichtenberg

Travis Scott and Live Nation have reportedly settled nearly all the wrongful death lawsuits filed against them in connection with the Astroworld crowd surge.

This update came to light today in an Associated Press report; as has been the case for some time, though, a far-reaching gag order is preventing the involved parties and attorneys from commenting publicly on the matter.

Previously, a suit from the family of Madison Dubiski, one of the 10 individuals who perished in the tragedy, had been scheduled to go to trial this past Monday, May 6th. But that timetable was shelved last week pending an appeal from Apple, which had livestreamed Astroworld and is also a defendant in a number of the cases.

Now, per the AP’s account of in-court statements from Live Nation attorney Neal Manne, the Dubiski family’s action has been settled – as have eight of the other Astroworld wrongful death suits. That leaves only one such complaint, filed by the family of nine-year-old victim Ezra Blount, standing.

Counsel for the plaintiffs has reportedly signaled that the case is ready for trial, whereas the opposing legal team is said to be seeking to push back any potential start date amid related preparations.

Meanwhile, the presiding judge has reportedly suggested that the wrongful death trial would come next if a settlement isn’t reached in the near future. After that, the focus will shift to the many other lawsuits levied due to the events of Astroworld 2021, this time by those who allegedly suffered injuries.

Last year, a grand jury opted against indicting Scott, who yesterday announced European dates for his Circus Maximus Tour. With the career fallout of Astroworld mostly in the rearview, the 33-year-old is also set to headline festivals including Summer Smash. Scheduled to begin on June 14th, the Chicago festival attracted north of 100,000 attendees in 2023, per organizers.

Live Nation, for its part, is fending off several other complaints and, more importantly, staring down a possible Justice Department antitrust lawsuit. The former include one action filed over the alleged late start time and uncomfortable temperature of a Madonna concert. And the comparatively significant latter suit hasn’t been formally filed, but will be submitted sooner rather than later – at least according to multiple April reports.

Notwithstanding these legal woes, it was just in late March that Live Nation stock (NYSE: LYV) touched a 52-week high in excess of $107 per share, as execs anticipate another record year in 2024.